The wealthiest and most populated of Malaysia's states, Selangor is the commercial hub offering the most fascinating and scenic spots for tourists to this lovely country. Enjoy the local sights, the lush green vegetation of the nearby rainforest and the charming little villages dotting the coastline. Check out our range of accommodation in Selangor's heart and get ready to kick back in this beautiful spot.
Bukit Melawati needs to be your first stop. Originally a fortress built in the 19th century, you can explore cannons and the remaining foundation stones atop a small hill. On a clear day the panoramic view is breathtaking – you can see all the way out to the Malaccan Straits
and the sunsets from this hill have been voted the best in the country. There are also lots of monkeys that live here!
The fireflies in Kampung Kuantan are excellent for an evening boat ride along the Sungai River. Watch and be amazed as entire trees light up with natural Christmas lights. If electronic lights are more your thing, I-City is a one-of-a-kind theme park filled with millions of LEDs. It’s most spectacular in the evening when visitors can walk in wonder through the artificial electronic forests.
For native and exotic wildlife the National Zoo is a wonderful stop, where over 5000 animals and 16 different exhibits make it the best place for animal lovers. If amusement parks are more your thing, Sunway Lagoon has both a water park to cool off in as well as roller coasters and thrill rides. Bring your swimsuit and have a dip in the world's largest wave pool.
To see a truly amazing sight don't miss the Batu Caves, a limestone hill with a series of natural caves and constructed temples. Cathedral Cave (or Temple Cave) is particularly popular, featuring high ceilings and many ornate Hindu shrines. It's the most popular Hindu shrine outside of India and the location for many religious festivals during the year.
Despite being the centre of the most populated state in Malaysia
, Selangor remains a great destination with plenty of local charm. Visit today and discover why people flock to this part of the world. Choose a great hotel in Selangor and a flight to Kuala Lumpur
to enjoy the beauty of this city for yourself.
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